Cars are used every single day in order to get people to where they have to be. This may be work, school, grocery shopping, and more. While people do not usually consider the possibility of being involved in an accident when they get in the car, these vehicles can be very dangerous. All drivers in the state of Connecticut are required to operate their car safely by following the rules of the road. If they fail to do so and drive negligently, they can cause serious car accidents as a result. These situations often lead to severe physical, emotional, and financial burdens. If you were involved in a car accident due to negligence, it is important to contact an experienced Connecticut personal injury attorney for help with your case.
Common Types of Car Accidents
Unfortunately, car accidents are increasingly common. There are several different ways this may manifest on the road, including the following types of collisions:
- Rear-end collisions: When drivers do not pay attention and hit the vehicle in front of them. When this happens, the vehicle that is rear-ended vehicle is usually not at fault.
- Low-speed collisions: As these occur at lower speeds, they are usually seen in areas such as parking lots instead of the road. This may be if one car backs into another.
- T-bone collisions: These are common in intersections when a driver illegally runs a traffic light or stop sign and hits another vehicle that has the right of way.
- Single-vehicle collisions: These happen when a driver loses control and veers off the road, usually the result of hazardous conditions, and crashes on the side of the road.
Am I Eligible for Financial Compensation?
When a person is injured in a car accident due to negligence, they usually wish to seek justice for their suffering. This can be done with a personal injury claim that exists to pursue compensation for a person’s negligent behavior. It is important to know that, during this time, the injured party is required to prove negligence by satisfying the burden of proof. This can be done with evidence such as the police report from the accident, medical documentation of the injuries, pictures of the wreckage, any witness testimonies, and more.
If successful in proving negligence, the injured person may be able to recover significant compensation. This provides them with coverage for any damages that stem from the car accident. As victims often suffer physically and emotionally, they can receive both economic and non-economic compensation. Economic compensation covers medical bills, loss of income, loss of future income while non-economic covers pain and suffering, loss of quality of life, and more.
Contact our Firm
Marc N. Needelman is an experienced attorney working throughout the state of Connecticut. If you need an attorney who is ready to fight for the financial compensation you deserve, please do not hesitate to contact us to set up a free initial consultation. Our firm deals with matters relating to real estate, personal injury, criminal defense, estate planning, and more.